JEWELRY GLOSSARY

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PALLADIUM:

Palladium is a rare, precious metal, a lustrous silvery‐white color.


PAVÉ DIAMOND:


A pavé diamond is a small diamond set close to other small diamonds in a "paved" setting. This type of setting gives the illusion that the diamonds are one continuous sparkling row.


PAVILLION:


The pavilion is the bottom portion of a diamond, located between the girdle and the culet.


PEARL GRADING:


Pearl grading is not an exact science and depends on the grader's opinion. The most important factor in grading a pearl's value is its luster or shine. Other factors include surface quality, color, size, and shape.


PINK DIAMOND:


A pink diamond is a colored diamond with a pink hue.


PINK GOLD:


Pink gold is a mixture of gold, copper, and silver.


PLATINUM:


Platinum is an expensive, rare precious metal, soft, lustrous, silver-colored metal.


PRECIOUS GEMSTONES:


There are typically four types of precious gems: diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires.


PRECIOUS METALS:


Some metals are considered precious metals, and the four primary metals in this group are gold, silver, platinum, and palladium.


PRINCESS NECKLACE:


A princess necklace is an 18" necklace style that falls on the upper chest.


PRONG SETTING:


The prong setting typically has four or six metal prongs that extend up from the ring's basket and over the gemstone.


PURE GOLD:


Pure gold is 100% pure a.k.a. 24 karats.